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LED Technology: Market Watch

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California Hospital Paves Way for Systemwide LED Exterior Lighting Upgrade

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Hospital Seeks Turnkey Solution for LED Exterior Lighting Upgrade

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Hospital Officials Specify LEDs for Exterior Lighting Project

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Health Care System Saves More than $1 Million in Maintenance, Energy Costs

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Sustainability: Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Jupiter, Fla.

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Renovations and Retrofits: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle

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Survey: Lighting Level Affects Nurses’ Ability to Perform Job

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Survey: Lighting Level Affects Nurses’ Ability to Perform Job

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Retrofits Deliver Bottom-Line Benefits to Healthcare Facilities

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Retrofit Strategy: Managers get Involved from Day One

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Healthcare Facilities Retrofits: Making Available Money Work

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Managers Use Knowledge Gained from Past Retrofit Projects

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Savvy Decisions Prevent Flooding Disaster at Medical School

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Vital Hospital Components Considered Vulnerable to Flooding

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New Energy Plant Brings Important Infrastructure Together

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Painstaking Process Bringing New Medical College Energy Plant Online

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Flood-Protection Upgrades Pass First Significant Test

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Managing the Risks and Disruption of Healthcare Construction

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Medical University Improves Maintenance Efficiency with Critical Upgrades

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Louisiana Children's Hospital Breaks Ground

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New Orleans' VA hospital Slowly Moves Ahead

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Talking Points: Timing is Everything for Medical University of South Carolina

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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Retrofits and Renovations

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Healthcare Leases: Medical Waste

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Emergency Planning Helps Michigan Hospital in Flood Aftermath

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Receding Floodwaters Offer Good, Bad News for Michigan Hospital

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Hospital's Lessons Learned from Flood Recovery Experience

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Innovative Thinking, Partnering Drive Planning For New Orthopedic Center

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Ambulatory Care Center Taps Lean Design Principles

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Data Helps Sell Energy Efficiency Efforts In Healthcare Facilities

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Understand Where Energy Is Used To Maximize Benefits Of Healthcare Efficiency Efforts

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2011 Lighting Retrofit Lit Way for Future Energy Savings

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Bumps in the Road to Sustainability: One Hospital's Story

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Hospital's Parking Lot Project Earns High Marks

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Demand Response: Delivering Efficiency and Savings

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Consider Demand-Response Impact on Operations Before Participating

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Health Care Facilities Present Demand Response Challenges

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Clearing Hurdles Presented by Demand Response

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Sidebar: Demand-Response Resources

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5 Minutes With Podcast: Hospital's Web-Based Training Program Improves Safety

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Hospitals Look Past Codes To Set Power Reliability Minimums

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NFPA 110's Fuel Requirements Can Help Guide Backup Power Plan For Hospitals

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UPS Backup, Automatic Transfer Switches Can Help Keep Health Care Facilities IT, Imaging Equipment Online

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Co-Gen Plants Can Help Health Care Facilities Stay Online

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Patience — and Savings — Are a Virtue

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HIPAA Regulations, Affordable Care Act Requirements Are Driving Improvement In Hospital Acoustics, Privacy

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Sound-absorbing Ceiling Tile Can Help Improve Hospital Acoustics

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Health Risks and Legionella: Separating Fact from Fiction

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Potable Hospital Water Major Source of Legionella Bacteria

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Common Myths Surrounding Legionnaire's Disease

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Spotlight: Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI)

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Ascension Health's Bob McCoole Gets Funds for Facility Infrastructure Projects

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Facilities Resource Group Provides Centralized Support For Ascension Health

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Energy Star Portfolio Manager Helps Ascension Health Meet Energy Efficiency Goals

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Facilities Resource Group Keeps An Eye Out For Good Ideas Across Acension Health System

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Facilities Resource Group Supports Sustainability Efforts At Dell Children's Hospital

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Health Care Facilities Face Two Challenges From Competition

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Team Effort Helps Make Green Health Care Design A Reality

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Space Programming Needs To Be Early Consideration In Health Care Design

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Health Care Design Needs To Take Adjacency Into Consideration

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Building Envelope Is A Significant Influence On Patient Bed Tower Design

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Central Plant Requirements Affect Health Care Construction And Operations

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Briefings: GSA Studies Reveal Energy Savings

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John Balzer Builds Team to Transform Operating Rooms to Hybrid Surgical Suites

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Medical Technology's Pace Of Innovation Places Heavy Demands On Facilities

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Significant Technology Changes Require Health Care Facility Renovations

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Hospital Construction Should Aim For Flexibility From Start

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Health Care Facilities Demand Stringent Fire Safety Compliance

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Green Health Care Buildings Reduce Costs, Support Patient Health

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Energy Efficiency, Recycling Areas of Focus for Green Health Care Operations

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Credible Data, Staff Support Help Green Health Care Operations Succeed

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Evidence-Based Design Part of Lakeland’s Far-Sighted Approach

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Brian Crimmins on the Evolution of Crozer-Keystone Health System

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Brian Crimmins Uses Facilities to Help Crozer-Keystone Health System Increase Market Share

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Health Care Facilities Strategy: Ambulatory Care at Crozer-Keystone

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Health Care Facilities Management Team Runs Lean at Crozer-Keystone

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Tips for Facility Service Contracts for Large Health Care Organizations

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Brian Crimmins on the Evolution of Crozer-Keystone

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Health Care Fire Sprinkler Code Considerations

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AHJs: Complications for FMs

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Meeting Health Care Fire/Life Safety Regulations Requires Regular Checkups

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Fire Detection, Sprinkler Systems are Key Components of Health Care Fire/Life Safety

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Keys to Testing Fire Alarm, Sprinkler Systems in Health Care Facilities

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Joint Commission Survey: How One Hospital Earned a Perfect Score

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How Health Care Facility Managers Cure Four Acoustical Challenges

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Health Care FMs Have to Protect Privacy and Intelligibility

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Vibration, Other Noises Cause Health Care Acoustical Problems

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Four Ways That Facility Managers Can Get Corporate Information

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LEED for Healthcare Addresses Unique Operational Requirements

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Resilient Flooring Options: Improved Design Appeal and Performance

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Health Care Friendly Rubber

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Sustainability Strategies for Urban Health Care

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Rural Health Care Sustainability Considerations

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Hospital's Aging Core Poses Maintenance, Engineering Challenges

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Organization Closes Old Hospital, Opens New Facility Same Day

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Health Care Reform May Spark Demand For Facilities, Personnel

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Health Care Facilities Utilize Wireless Inventory and Distributed Antenna Systems

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Health Care Facility Ventilation Standard Incorporated into FGI Guidelines

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Texas Children's Hospital Takes on $1.5 Billion Expansion

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Building Addition, Remote Campus Headline Hospital Expansion

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Tap Teamwork to Find Energy Savings

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Alternative Energy Strategy for Health Care: Cogeneration

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Free Guide to Energy Efficiency in Healthcare Facilities Available

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VA Seeks to Transform Its Health Care Facilities

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Facility Staff Essential to BAS Success

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The Intersection of Evidence-Based Design and Green

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Revised Green Guide for Health Care Operations Section Released

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CD Aims To Help Hospitals With Compliance

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New Hospital Designs Focus on Reducing Cost, Improving Health and Flexibility

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Brief: Improving Patient and Staff Safety

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Health Care Executives Place Higher Priority on Energy Efficiency Than Others, Research Shows

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Metrics Should Track Multiple Parameters

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How Good is Your Hospital’s Data Center Reliablity?

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Tracking and Measuring Sustainability

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Energy Efficiency Prescriptions for Health Care Facilities

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Study: MRSA Hospitalizations Double Over Six Years

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USGBC, GGHC Announce Partnership

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EPA Defines Epinephrine Disposal

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California Building Standards Commission Votes to Reassess Hospital Earthquake Safety

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Agencies Issue Notification for Cleaning Hazards

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NIOSH Recommends Ways to Prevent MRSA Risks at Work

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EPA Releases Top Five Green Building Strategies for Healthcare

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CDC Eyes Health Care Settings in Fighting Staph

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Creating Healthy Plumbing Systems

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ASHRAE to Provide Design Guidance for Green Health Care Facilities

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New OSHA Module Offers Help With Health Care Compliance

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Health Care Borrowers May Need to Rethink Funding Strategy as Bond Yields Move Higher, Investment Banker Says

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Los Angeles Hospitals Rushing to Meet Newly Mandated Seismic Standards

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CDC Infection Tracking System Available to Hospitals

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Green Guide for Health Care Announces New Technical Briefs

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Public Comment Period Open for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities Guidelines

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Guidelines Committee Seeks Comments Regarding Health Care Facilities

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Health Care, Lighting & EPAct

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New Resources Aid in Making Equipment Decisions

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ASHES Adopts Position on Green Cleaning

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Forces of Change

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Green 2.0: Hospitals and the Enviroment

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Remedies for Rapid Growth

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Restrooms

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Power Quality Risk Management

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Making Phased Renovations Work

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in conjunction with Hospitals for a Healthy Environment
‘Green’ Tide on the Rise

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High-Level Operations

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‘Green’ Paints Come of Age

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Getting in front of ‘green’ issues

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Maintenance of the future, today

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Personal Solutions

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In or Out?

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Bracing for Troubled Waters

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9/11, One Year Later